Providence

Xavier

PICKS


Providence +4 Point Spread
-110



Over 133 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

This Big East match-up will see the Providence Friars take on the Xavier Musketeers. Both teams are right in the middle of the conference standings more or less, with the Friars sitting at 6-4 and the Musketeers at 4-6. Both are coming off big mid-week wins and both are also riding two-game win streaks. This is a game that Providence needs more because otherwise there is a good chance they will be left out of the field. Xavier on the other hand, got a huge resume building win at Seton Hall last weekend. Although if they lose to the Friars it may hurt them in the long run. This is really not a game I want to get involved in because I believe they are pretty evenly matched. Providence is even a decent road team, winning 3 of their 7 away games. If I had to play it, I would probably lean to the Friars because the Big East is just that competitive this season.

Over Under Pick

This is a total I would stay away from because these teams have been inconsistent scoring they ball. Sure they both average 70 points per game, but there have been games for both sides where they cannot even break 60. Same goes with the defense, one game they will allow in the 50’s and the next the opponent will score 70+. Again, there are better totals on the huge Saturday card, but if I had to, I would take the over as a small lean.